5 fantasy football waiver wire replacements for Lions running back David Montgomery

With David Montgomery possibly out multiple weeks, here are five fantasy football waiver wire replacements for the Lions running back.
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2. Roschon Johnson, Chicago Bears

The big caveat with Johnson is his having to clear concussion protocol. It's certainly concerning he wasn't able to get cleared for Week 6, with extra time between games after being injured in a Thursday night game Week 5. With that though, getting cleared for Week 7 shouldn't be a major thing.

But Khalil Herbert is on IR for the Bears, and quarterback Justin Fields is lined up to miss a solid stretch of time with a thumb injury on his throwing hand. So there will be touches available for whoever is available to be the Bears' lead back, and D'Onta Foreman had that role in Week 6 (15 carries for 65 yards, one catch for two yards). It's also safe to say Johnson, if healthy and able, is a more dynamic player than Foreman.

Week 7 brings a nice matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders, for whoever is getting the carries for Chicago. It could easily be a timeshare with Johnson and Foreman, but without Fields there will be more carries to go around for the running backs. Rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent could be inclined to throw short passes to running backs too.

It has felt like a matter of time before Johnson took the lead role in the Bears' backfield. If he's healthy, that time may be now with Herbert out and Fields not vulturing carries for a little while.

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